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EducationUniversity of Groningen Summer SchoolsIntensive Programme in Development Studies

Intensive Summer Programme in Development Studies

Date 22 July - 2 August 2019
Location Tanzania: Dar-es-Salam University (4 days); Lushoto (8 days)
Level BA/MA
Fee € 430.- (includes food, accommodation, local transport)
Coordinator Dr. Sepideh Yousefzadeh, Globalisation Studies Groningen (University of Groningen)
Contact s.yousefzadeh@rug.nl
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The contemporary evolution of African societies cannot be understood on the basis of data and statistics only, but needs analyses of their histories, social structures, and people’s views and actions. Therefore, this Summer School offers dialogue with experts, lectures, first-hand experience of living in a village, and intensive fieldwork research among the population.

Key themes of field work and lectures include:

  • History of development interventions in Tanzania
  • Human development in Tanzania (with particular focus on women and children)
  • China’s role in development assistant
  • Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Tanzania

At the summer school you can expect:

  • Expert lectures on: international development, anthropology and gender studies, and global health.
  • Field work in Usambara in Lushoto district of Tanzania. The highlands of Usambara are known for their good climatic conditions and farm communities. Since the World War II the colonial, governmental, non-governmental and international agencies have been trying to address agroecological problems of Usambara region. Working with children with disabilities and women’s empowerment programs are other areas of field work and development interventions.
  • The field work is facilitated by local communities, non-government organizations and the church



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